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Bobbi Kristina Brown Loses Fight for Life; Dies From Near Drowning

Bobbi Kristina Brown was devastated by the death of mom Whitney Houston in 2012, which may have contributed to hear near drowning and death today (July 26)  (Photo: Getty)

Bobbi Kristina Brown was devastated by the death of mom Whitney Houston in 2012, which may have contributed to hear near drowning and death today (July 26) (Photo: Getty)

Bobbi Kristina Brown died today (July 26) after five months in a coma following her near drowning in a bathtub almost two years to the day after her mother, famed singer Whitney Houston, was found dead in a tub of water on the eve of the Grammys in Feb. 2012. She was 22.

Brown died Sunday, her family confirmed.

“She is finally at peace in the arms of God,” her family said in a statement. “We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.”

The focus now shifts to a criminal investigation of her half-brother and boyfriend Nick Gordon. Police want to know if Gordon somehow contributed to her death or possibly even murdered her.

The family has sued Gordon for $10 million, alleging that he physically abused Brown and improperly withdrew $11,000 from her bank account while she was in a coma.

Friends of the couple say the two were at odds and some reports claimed that Brown was about to breakup with Gordon when she was found.

She was unconscious when paramedics arrived at her Atlanta-area home on Jan. 31. They were able to establish a heartbeat, and she spent weeks on life support in an Atlanta hospital.

Father Bobby Brown and Pat Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law, were appointed co-guardians of her medical care. But the prognosis was poor from the outset.

Her death had been expected. IM reported in January that Brown had been placed in a medically induced coma for swelling of the brain, a procedure that suggested she was in serious condition and likely close to death.

She was taken off life support last month and transported to the Peachtree Christian Hospice Center in Georgia, reportedly to “die in peace.” A steady stream of relatives from both the Brown and Houston families paid their respects.

During her hospitalization, tabloid speculation was rife about her condition amid reports that members of the Houston family and father Bobby Brown’s family, were at odds over her treatment and condition.

Bobbi is the only child of Houston and Brown, who were married on July 18, 1992. Houston gave birth to Bobbi on March 4, 1993. When she was 10 she appeared on the reality TV series, “Being Bobby Brown,” and grew up in the spotlight.

Brown was 14 when her parents divorced, and she remained exceedingly close to her mother.

Bobbi was named as the sole beneficiary of Whitneys’s estate. Her death will result in a division of the money between her father and the Houston family, which includes Whitney’s mom, gospel singer Cissy Houston, and uncle and aunt Gary and Pat Houston.

There has been no word yet on funeral arrangements.

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